The Center for Cyber Safety and Education's Global Information Security Workforce Study reflects the opinions of the dynamic information security workforce. It is the largest study of its kind and provides detailed insight into important trends and opportunities within the information security profession. It aims to provide a clear understanding of pay scales, skills gaps, training requirements, corporate hiring practices, security budgets, career progression and corporate attitude toward information security that is of use to companies, hiring managers and information security professionals.
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education and (ISC)² are teaming up again with the research firm Frost & Sullivan for the next (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Survey (GISWS). The survey is now available and you can access it here. Your participation is necessary to gauge the complete landscape of the profession The survey, on average, will only takes 20 minutes of your time to complete. (Note: versions of the survey in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese will be available after July 12.)
Two years ago, nearly 14,000 (ISC)² members and non-members around the world participated in the nearly hour-long survey. We ask for your help to sustain the historically high response rate that distinguishes this vital research. Your input will be used to validate data on pay scales, skills, training requirements, and budgets. This critical research will also provide much needed insight into opportunities and trends, as well as how the profession is changing and driving other business factors.
Your responses to the survey will be compiled and released early next year. Referenced by governments, employers, professionals, and industry stakeholders, the GISWS has been a respected global benchmark for 12 years. But we can’t do it without your help.
Women account for 10% of the InfoSec workforce, but are having a significant impact on the future of how InfoSec is defined and the skills needed to be a great practitioner. See where the industry is headed and how women are paving the way by grabbing opportunities others found undesirable. And the issue of gender parity isn’t just about equality. Focused efforts to recruit more women into our industry with the goal of gender parity would wipe out the workforce gap. Read more here.
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